By STEPHANIE SALMONS Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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Grace Maffit-Nobriga, left, a custodian at Keaukaha Elementary School, was the first to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at Hilo Medical Center’s mass vaccination clinic Saturday. The shot was administered by hospital CEO Dan Brinkman, right, a longtime nurse. (Hilo Medical Center/Courtesy Photo)
Nearly 2,000 people were vaccinated against COVID-19 Saturday in Hilo.